Church Movements

Signs from heaven

Lifestyle | Churches for the deaf in China and Taiwan know how to preach the gospel without words
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 7/27/17, 09:51 pm

TAIPEI, Taiwan—In a dark suit and clerical collar, pastor Peter Wu stood at the pulpit and motioned for 50 congregants gathered in a basement sanctuary to join him in prayer. He prayed for wisdom and boldness for anyone returning to their hometowns that weekend to celebrate Tomb Sweeping festival, a Chinese holiday venerating one’s ancestors.

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The opposite way

Voices | Jihadist attacks in Europe are growing, but so are churches willing to enter its Muslim-majority enclaves
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/05/17, 10:08 pm

PARIS—At Guy Moquet metro stop on line 13, no one is waiting for a train running in the direction of Seine-Saint-Denis. The platform is empty. Heading out to the suburbs, or the banlieues of Paris, on an otherwise busy Friday morning feels like a journey in the wrong direction.

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Jiang Zhongming

Taking the narrow path

Feature | Young Chinese Christians are living unpopular lives that counter both hedonistic peers and traditional-but-unbelieving parents
by June Cheng
Posted 3/14/17, 04:54 pm

CHENGDU, China—A layer of smog lies heavy on the gleaming city of Chengdu, blotting out the sun and leaving residents with throats they constantly need to clear and phlegm they need to spit out onto the sidewalk. It’s toxic proof of the economic growth in the past few decades that has pulled millions out of poverty and crowned the country the second-largest economy in the world.

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